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Take a look, get hooked on a book

By Staff | Jun 11, 2009

School’s finally out for the summer and although kids may not be thinking about reading, the library staff always is.

The Estherville Public Library has a way to make reading fun for all ages with its 2009 Summer Reading

There are two different kinds of programs, one for children sixth grade (fall 2009) and younger and one for teens ages seventh grade (spring 2009) and older.

Registration for both programs started May 18. Youth can still register by signing a contract for how many books they want to read and keeping a log.

The programs started on June 1 and will run through July 11. They have seen about 135 children and 10 teens.

The children’s theme this year is Be Creative@Your Library. The program is on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. It includes reading a book, book talks and songs. There will also be stations the kids will rotate from at 20 minute intervals.

Activities at the stations include, Wii music, games, crafts, snacks and take-home activities.

The theme for the teen program this year is Express Yourself@Your Library. Programming is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-3:30.

Some activities for teens include speakers, book talks and crafts.

Teen awards night is July 15 at 5:30 p.m. along with a pizza party at Woody’s to conclude the program.

Reading logs are due by July 13 in order to participate in the concluding parties.

There are also prizes to be won including: T-shirts, books, book bags, fast food coupons and donated popcorn from Grand III Theatres.

Both programs will also have a Wii console to be incorporated into the sessions.

Friends of the Estherville Public Library purchased the Wii console, remotes, and games, including DDR (Dance Dance Revolution).

Wii promotes motor, listening and reading skills.